I'm always looking for a new great date night spot in Northern Virginia or Washington DC -- and since it's been more than a year since I've posted a date night idea guide, I thought that another round of ideas was just what's needed on Valentine's Day weekend!
I crowd-sourced the readers on my Facebook page to share their favorite date night ideas in Northern Virginia "FOR HER". Check out 30+ date night ideas below!
Catching a performance at the Kennedy Center and eating at their terrace restaurant. – Michelle H.
Wolf trap, with a fun dinner packed and eating on the lawn! – Laurie D.
Walk around the small shops in Vienna followed by dinner at Bazin’s on Church. – Jany F.
Dinner at Zaytinya in DC followed by a walk from Roosevelt Memorial around the tittle basin to the Lincoln Memorial. Trust me the Roosevelt Memorial at night is amazing. - Stacy M.
Lost Rhino Brewery, live bluegrass bands and awesome beers! – Shauna W.
Wine tasting in Purcellville and dinner at Magnolias at the Mill. – Courtney P.
We love going to Wine Kitchen for dinner and a wine tasting. – Catherine H.
Stay at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, have a nice steak dinner, and then to CoCo Sala for dessert. –Diane A.
Pasta, Prosecco & Privacy –Kelli P.
Portrait Gallery Museum, food from a country I've never been, gelato and espresso!
Old Brogue for beers and live music or happy hour at mon ami in Reston Town Center. – Mary P.
Mikes for dinner and the Alamo Drafthouse for a movie or comedy show. – Tanika M.
My husband taking ice skating in the town center and he doesn't know to skate but he knows I wanted to try it!!!!! I love that man! – MW
We love going for tea at the Ritz! – Kara K.
Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar in Falls Church/Tysons. – Natalie L.
We love grabbing breakfast while the kids are in school. – Stefanie W.
We sit at Hard Times Cafe Alexandria's Bar and watch Hockey & eat chili & drink Shiner. It's fantastic. – Jeanie C.
Chez François in Great Falls...amaaaaazing food and a very quaint atmosphere with pleasant staff. – Laura W.
Dinner at the sushi counter at Flying Fish in Old Town followed by some karaoke in their bar downstairs. Oh, hell, anything with karaoke. – Sunee C.
Drinks at the National Harbor, then taking the ferry to Old Town for dinner. – Shannon L.
Restaurant Eve! - Lauren H.
Mokomandy in Sterling (DEELISH!) with a movie from Red Box afterwards. Carmen F.
Katerina's in Old Town Manassas and a walk around on a warm evening! - Meagan S.
Angelika Theater at Mosaic District! – Adrienne K.
Our new favorite place is the Secret Garden in Occoquan - it's small, so I almost don't want anyone else to know how good it is, because it'll be packed! But the food and service are absolutely amazing. We're going back for Valentine’s Day! – Laura E.
We like to sit at the bar at Gypsy Soul. The open kitchen atmosphere is fun. – Angie K.
Dinner at Indigo Landing, then enjoying the panoramic view from the George Washington Masonic Memorial. – Carol J.
Dinner at Bilbo Baggins then walk along Potomac in old town. – Amy D.
Mount Vernon wine festival! – Katie G.
Cocktails at the W in DC then dinner at Oyamel. – Jennifer T.
Poplar Springs Inn! just had dinner there with my Real Housewives gift card from the Girls Night Out swag bag and it was amazing! – Shauna W.
Hitting some balls at Top Golf and having food and drinks. The fresh air is nice, and it's fun to get a little competitive and tipsy, just the two of us! – Jennifer T.
We love going to Burke Lake and watching the sunset and then going out to Coastal Flats in Fairfax Corner!!! – Nicole H.
Trummer's on Main in Clifton! – Megan L.
Mon Ami Gabi in Reston. Delish steak tartar and dirty martinis! – Matos F.
Do you have a date night idea to add to the list? Leave it in the comments below!
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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